Frigid Temperatures Cause Water Main Break in Berlin

Residents in one Berlin neighborhood may wake up without water after frigid temperatures caused a water main overnight.

The Kensington Fire District was called to the break on Robindale Drive just before midnight Tuesday. There’s no timetable on when it might be fixed.

Crews have dug down to the water main, but they’re still trying to find the exact location of the break.

Officials said the issue affects about 20 homes on Robindale Drive.

This is the second time in a matter of days that a pipe has burst on this block. Crews told NBC Connecticut that as they fixed that part of the pipe it put pressure down the line.

Not only is the cold weather to blame for the actual break, but the frigid temperatures are making it more difficult to find and repair the break.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t started your car in while you may want to give yourself some extra time to see that it starts before you head to work this morning.

AAA says its responded to nearly 10,0000 calls for roadside assistance in the Greater Hartford area since last Tuesday. Dead batteries and flat tires are the main culprits.

They remind drivers to pack an emergency kit with extra warm clothes, blankets, and snacks in case they get stranded.

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